Smart-Winter I Sports Information

Winter Sports I

Up-to-date game schedules.

Coed Swimming and Diving:

The Smart-Creek combined swim team will hold an informational meeting prior to the season.  This meeting will be held in November at Walled Lake Northern High School. Stay tuned for dates and times.

Please email  Coach Irey and Coach Guntzviller for specific details and if you have questions.

Boys Basketball:

7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryout Information

Basketball tryouts will be late October.

  • Tryouts will start after school and go until 5:30 pm.
  • You MUST have a current physical on file in the office in order to participate.
  • Please wear a shirt that has your last name on the back to help the coaches learn your name.  (Please do not wear your shooting shirts from last year.)
  • Please make sure that you will have a ride home at the end of tryouts each day.
  • The coaches will not only be looking at a player’s basketball skills, but also their attitude, effort, and coach-ability.
  •  In order to represent Smart Middle School Basketball, players must be in good standing with grades and citizenship.

 Cuts will take place at the conclusion of practice on the last day of tryouts.

The Team:

  • The team will consist of a minimum number of 15 players after cuts.  It is up to the coach’s discretion whether or not to keep players above the minimum 15.  

 Practice Expectations:

  • It is expected that players who make the team attend practice each day.  Players who miss practice may have their playing time reduced in the game based on the coach’s discretion.  If a player is absent from school, they will be excused from practice that day.  If you are not able to meet this expectation, please talk to your coach prior to the cut day.

 Philosophy of Smart Basketball is to enhance the following qualities:

· Sportsmanship and teamwork 

· Positive leadership and communication skills 

· Self-discipline, conditioning, and game concepts 

· Goal setting and academic performance 

· Confidence, poise, and meaningful relationships 


Coach Connell and Coach Wilner, 8th grade coaches                 

Coach Coach Singelyn, 7th grade coaches

Clifford Smart Boys Basketball

7th grade: Please email Coach Singelyn for specific tryout details.


8th grade, Please email Coach Connell for specific tryout details.

Basketball-Boys (7th) Ron Karbowski

Basketball-Boys (8th) Loren Connell

Swimming Doug Irey

Diving Casey Guntzviller